Pediatric patients on the waiting list for heart transplantation incur the highest risk of death for any organ transplantation. Berlin Heart EXCOR provides a reliable support as a bridge to heart transplantation or recovery for all pediatric age groups. We report the first successful experience of Berlin Heart EXCOR mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation in pediatric patients in Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this report is to highlight the clinical events and share lessons learned from this endeavor.
Alghamdi, Abdullah A. MD, MSc, FRCSC; Elmontaser, Hatem MD; Arifi, Ahmed A. MD; Dantas, Joao MSN; and Al-Zaibag, Muayed A. MD
"The First Pediatric heart transplantation in Saudi Arabia bridged by Berlin Heart (EXCOR) Ventricular Assist Device,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 33
, Article 12.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1282
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